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Monthly Archives: October 2011

MassDOT October Storm Update Posted on Oct 31

MassDOT October Storm Update

MassDOT crews today continue work in response to the weekend October winter storm, including treating state roadways for icy conditions, clearing roadway debris, and monitoring traffic intersections where power outages are affecting traffic signals.  Crews will respond to icy spots this evening and overnight.  Please   …Continue Reading MassDOT October Storm Update

Greenway: Major Housing Construction Posted on Oct 28

Greenway: Major Housing Construction

Governor Deval Patrick today joined local officials and community members to break ground on a major housing development project on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. Located on the corners of Causeway, Beverly and Haverhill streets, the site known as Parcel 1 will be transformed into   …Continue Reading Greenway: Major Housing Construction

MBTA Red Line Community Meeting Set Posted on Oct 27

MBTA Red Line Community Meeting Set

The MBTA has scheduled a Community Meeting to discuss upcoming changes in Red Line service due to construction activities.  The meeting will be held: Wednesday , November 2nd, 2011 6:00 PM—8:00 PM Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville     The MBTA project team will discuss   …Continue Reading MBTA Red Line Community Meeting Set

MassDOT RMV Promotes School Bus Safety Posted on Oct 26

MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles inspectors and local police handed out 110 citations in 160 cities and towns during a statewide undercover operation targeting drivers who illegally pass school buses while picking up and dropping off students. This is the seventh year the RMV has   …Continue Reading MassDOT RMV Promotes School Bus Safety

MBTA Kingston Wind Turbine Posted on Oct 25

MBTA Kingston Wind Turbine

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey today joined state and local officials to break ground on the Kingston Wind Turbine Program at the Kingston Layover Facility.  The 100-kilowatt wind turbine will power 65 percent of the Kingston commuter rail station's energy supply. The $2.5 million American   …Continue Reading MBTA Kingston Wind Turbine

Veterans Memorial Bridge: Video Tour Posted on Oct 25

The landmark multi-phase Veterans Memorial Bridge project began more than a decade ago.  The bridge carrying Route 6 over the Taunton River between Somerset and Fall River is now open to traffic.  Join MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey on a tour inside the workings of this   …Continue Reading Veterans Memorial Bridge: Video Tour

MassDOT RMV Services: Saugus AAA Posted on Oct 24

MassDOT RMV Services: Saugus AAA

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian today joined AAA Southern New England President and CEO Mark Shaw at the AAA branch in Saugus to launch the newest MassDOT/AAA partnership location to offer Registry services. AAA will offer routine license and registration renewals Monday-Friday from   …Continue Reading MassDOT RMV Services: Saugus AAA

New Starts Grant Upgrades Fitchburg Rail Line Posted on Oct 24

New Starts Grant Upgrades Fitchburg Rail Line

MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey today joined Congressman John Olver, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Peter Rogoff in Littleton to officially announce $75 million in FTA New Starts funding for the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line Improvement Project. “This investment in the Fitchburg   …Continue Reading New Starts Grant Upgrades Fitchburg Rail Line

Route 2 Area Repair Update Posted on Oct 24

Route 2 Area Repair Update

As expedited work to reconstruct Route 2 east of North Adams continues, seen at left, two important local roads in that area are now open.  Route 8A in Hawley is open to through traffic, and River Road in Florida is now open to two-way traffic.    …Continue Reading Route 2 Area Repair Update

Waltham I-95 Project Enters New Phase Posted on Oct 22

Waltham I-95 Project Enters New Phase

The $23 million project to reconstruct and expand the Route 128/I-95 Exit 27A-B interchange with Winter Street/Totten Pond Road in Waltham enters a new phase with a new exit ramp traffic pattern beginning Monday, October 24. The new Winter Street Bridge, left, reopened to traffic   …Continue Reading Waltham I-95 Project Enters New Phase